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Tolvan House
Helston

£1210 - £2950 per week
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Leave all of the stresses of city life behind as you settle into the calm, serene surroundings of Tolvan House. Nestled in idyllic countryside with commanding rural views from the front of the property, this is the perfect property to unwind in with the whole family around you. Five charming bedrooms offer plenty of space for everyone to have quiet moments, before coming together again in the evenings for board games in the family sitting room, or family barbecues outside in the garden. Walk down to the hidden, and completely private woodland, with a stream and picnic area, which offers a magical carpet of bluebells to marvel at in the springtime. Enjoy a spot of forest bathing as you drink in the harmony, listen to the birds and if you are lucky enough, maybe even catch a glimpse of the resident deer or green woodpeckers.

The delightful kitchen/diner is the ideal place to cook a sunday roast for everyone to enjoy together and then after eating your fill, relax on the comfy sofas in front of the cosy log burner or go for a long countryside walk. Gweek is home to the famous seal sanctuary and also has a fabulous cafe at the Boatyard for hearty breakfasts or just a coffee stop before heading out to explore the spectacular Lizard peninsula. Flambards and the wonderful Helford River are just a short drive away from Tolvan House and there are a myriad of walks available in Gweek and the surrounding villages.

Entrance

via driveway, up eight stone steps into:

Hallway

with doors to sitting room, kitchen/diner, utility area, stairs to first floor:

Kitchen/dining room

dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dining table with six chairs and a bench, log burner, sofa, armchair, door leading to hallway with doors to utility room, door to rear courtyard

Downstairs shower room

shower, heated towel rail, WC and basin.

Utility room

washing machine

Sitting room

four sofas, TV, woodburner, countryside views

Bedroom 1

kingsize bed, TV, views over the countryside

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed, views over the fields

Bedroom 3

double bed, views towards Gweek boatyard

Bedroom 4

three single beds

Bedroom 5

double bed,TV, en suite with shower, WC and basin

Kitchen 2

electric oven, washing machine, two armchairs, door to rear courtyard

Garden and outdoor area

lawned garden with decking area, garden furniture, driveway with parking for several cars

Additional information

Tolvan House is located on a working farm, guests may occasionally witness the grass being cut and baled but essentially a quiet, rural location, WiFi, one dog welcome.

 
 

We had a lovely stay at Tolvan house! The house and grounds were beautiful and couldn’t fault in anyway. The location was perfect for us. The house had all the amenities you needed and was well fitting for 9 of us! The owners are friendly and very helpful with suggestions on surrounding areas. The views surrounding the house are unbelievable. Would come back in a heartbeat! Thank you for a lovely week away Tolvan house!

May 2022

We really enjoyed our stay at Tolvan house, Lovely surroundings and views out to the country side, great walks and never to far from beach life too. The property itself has lovely size rooms which all offer great views, big area for dinning, we were a group of eight and felt very comfortable. If you want a large property in Cornwall in the country this is the one!!

April 2022

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Holidays in Helston

The bustling market town of Helston lies between Falmouth and Penzance with the Lizard Peninsula to the south. Holidays in Helston are ideal for exploring the South West and South East of Cornwall, and there’s plenty to do for visitors of all ages. Meander through the town and see a mixture of Georgian and Victorian architecture, with one outstanding feature being The Monument at the end of Coinagehall Street, built in 1834.

Helston provides the perfect base to explore the different areas of Cornwall. With coastal towns such as St Ives, Falmouth, Penzance, and Porthleven all within easy reach, you’ll be able to experience much of what Cornwall has to offer while staying in Helston. It’s also referred to as the 'gateway to the Lizard'; a truly stunning area of Cornwall offering scenery unlike anywhere else. With the Lizard Peninsula on the doorstep, walkers, bird watchers and those looking to escape the crowds will be in paradise in this area of outstanding natural beauty. 

Did you know...

Helston Flora Day, a traditional event with dancing and celebrations, is held on May 8th every year?

Things to do in Helston

While self catering in Helston, why not visit the Blue Anchor Inn, a thatched building, originally a monks’ rest house which became a tavern in the 15th century. Miners once received their wages in the pub, which is possibly the oldest private brewery in the country! They currently produce 4 different ‘Spingo’ ales brewed using traditional recipes from the on-site micro-brewery. 

As you head out of Helston, you can relax at the Coronation Park and try your hand at rowing or simply feed the ducks at the Boating Lake. Head towards the fishing village of Porthleven (just two miles away) and you’ll come to the Penrose Estate offering beautiful woodland walks. Here, you can relax on the banks of the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall, Loe Pool, separated from the sea by the infamous long sand bar.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in nearby Gweek is a great day out for the whole family. Here you will find rescued seals and sea lions from Britain’s beaches, along with other animals such as penguins and otters on show.

Flambards theme park is also close by, which provides a fail safe way of keeping the kids entertained. With a selection of rides and exhibitions, there's plenty on offer that the whole family can enjoy.

Famous Flora Day

Helston’s greatest claim to fame is the famous Flora Day. This is held every year on May 8th unless it falls on a Sunday or Monday when it is held on the Saturday before. The town is decorated by bluebells, gorse, laurel leaves and colourful flags and dancing begins at 7am. Don’t miss the mummer’s play at 8.30 known as the Hal-an-Tow at several venues in the town. Watch St George and St Michael slay the Dragon and the Devil, cheered on by a crowd dressed in Lincoln green and Elizabethan robes. Enjoy a self catering holiday in Helston and you’ll be in for a true Cornish experience!

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We had a lovely stay at Tolvan house! The house and grounds were beautiful and couldn’t fault in anyway. The location was perfect for us. The house had all the amenities you needed and was well fitting for 9 of us! The owners are friendly and very helpful with suggestions on surrounding areas. The views surrounding the house are unbelievable. Would come back in a heartbeat! Thank you for a lovely week away Tolvan house!

We really enjoyed our stay at Tolvan house, Lovely surroundings and views out to the country side, great walks and never to far from beach life too. The property itself has lovely size rooms which all offer great views, big area for dinning, we were a group of eight and felt very comfortable. If you want a large property in Cornwall in the country this is the one!!

We all had an amazing time at Tolvan - there was plenty of room for all of us (2 couples & 5 kids), the kids especially loved the house (hours spent playing hide & seek!) as well as the field and grounds and walk to the woodland. Everything was spotless, the kitchen was a dream and the beds and linen were all very comfy and warm. The location was wonderful, the views stunning, really quiet but close to the village for the shop & pub along with the Seal Sanctuary that we visited twice. We’re already thinking of booking again for next year!

This is the second Aspects property we have stayed at and everything was marvellous again and the little touches of flowers and a welcome pack were very much appreciated.